Michigan basketball has cracked the top five for another top target in the recruiting class of 2023 and here’s where the Wolverines stand with Zayden High.
It’s been very difficult to get a sense of where things are headed for Michigan basketball in the recruiting class of 2023.
Isaiah Collier and Papa Kante have been prime targets for a while now, but the Wolverines aren’t exactly heading in the right direction on either signing.
USC seems to be the favorite for Collier and things are really mixed up with Papa Kante now that Memphis is more in the mix. The Tigers now have assistants on staff who know Kante and it looks like they will be getting a visit. Maryland, Rutgers and Pitt are all threats to Michigan.
We thought Kante was going to decide this summer. That’s when it might have been safer to call Michigan basketball one of the leaders or the leader. Now it’s hard to say. I wouldn’t rely on Juwan Howard but my gut tells me the Wolverines are missing Collier and Kante.
What about Zayden High School?
Zayden High is one of my favorite players in the 2023 recruiting class and I think he would be a perfect fit for Michigan basketball. He is 6-foot-9, 255 pounds and has included the Wolverines in his top five along with North Carolina, Villanova, Arkansas and Texas.
I feel comfortable saying Michigan is in the top three. At least the first four. He officially visited this summer but also made trips to North Carolina and Villanova. He also said he planned to visit Arkansas.
North Carolina recently offered and hosted High for an official visit. He also visited Villanova over the summer. The Wolverines are in the lead according to the On3 prediction machine, Michigan has a 31% chance of winning their commitment.
North Carolina and Villanova are right there. Arkansas is trying to work their way into the mix and this one is hard to read. Michigan basketball has a chance. The Wolverines could use a real stretch four (a big pick-and-pop) and High could be that.
For now, the Wolverines have a shot at landing the four-star rookie from Texas and it will be interesting to see when he starts focusing on a timeline. It’s not guaranteed, which is sort of a theme for the Class of 2023 right now.